Miner’s Helmet

Description (Brief)
This Bakelite miner’s helmet was made during the first half of the 20th century. He helmet has a t-shaped leather lamp bracket attached to the front. The bracket likely held either an oil-wick lamp or a carbide lamp. The interior of the helmet consists of a leather headband connected to eight suspension straps. There is a paper label on the helmet that reads "Gift of F.B. Davenport 90 / June 7 1951 / MINING & METALLURGY DEPT. / LAFAYETTE COLLEGE. Easton, PA." The National Museum of American History received many objects in its mining and metallurgy collection from Lafayette College.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
helmet, mining
Measurements
overall: 5 13/16 in x 11 1/2 in x 7 11/16 in; 14.732 cm x 29.21 cm x 19.558 cm
ID Number
AG*MHI-MN-8782A
catalog number
MHI-MN-8782A
accession number
265669
subject
Work
Natural Resources
Industry & Manufacturing
Mining Helmets
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Work and Industry: Mining
Mining Helmets
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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